Barney Bowteck, 95, of New Fairfield, died March 26, 2012, after a short stay at Danbury Hospital and Filosa Nursing and Rehabilitation. He succumbed to kidney failure, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Bowteck was born April 26, 1916, son of Andrew Bowteck and Mary (Runish) Bowteck, of New York City, N.Y.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Agnes (Lasicki) Bowteck; two sisters, Anna Gallgan of California, and Catherine Santi of Texas.

Mr. Bowteck attended New York City schools and served in the United States Army during World War II as a combat engineer under Gen. Patton in Germany.

He was employed as a union carpenter in the New York area for many years and served as a longtime officer of his Carpenters Union local 2117 in Flushing, N.Y.

After retiring, Mr. Bowteck moved to New Fairfield and became involved in the New Fairfield Senior Center and the Veterans Association. He was also a former member of the honor guard for the Veterans Association.

His hobbies were gardening and stamp collecting.

Mr. Bowteck was best known as a very loving father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He will be missed by a son and his wife, William Bowteck, and Joyce (Antunes) Bowteck, of Northport, Fla.; a daughter, Carolyn May, and her husband, Joseph May, of New Fairfield; four grandchildren, Melissa (Bowteck) Zegarielli, and her husband, Guy, of New Milford, Timothy May, of Marshfield, Mass., William Bowteck Jr., and his wife, Daria, of Danbury, and Jonathan May, of Danbury; five great grandchildren, Michaela, Jack, Guy, Carter, and Sienna; and several nieces and nephews.

The Green Funeral Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.

There will be a Mass held today (Friday) at 10 a.m. at St. Edward's Church on Brushy Hill Road in New Fairfield, and burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Fairfield Veterans Association, P.O. Box 8088, New Fairfield, CT 06812.